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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 25, 2012 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

They could have just as well name Facebook "The Borg".

Resistance is futile. All shall be assimilated by the Collective.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 25, 2012 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

Seriously, I try not to be resistant to new technology or new media, and maybe it's geezer paranoia, but I really do think facebook is a menace. I'm not convinced google isn't evil anymore, either.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 25, 2012 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

Agreed whole heartedly.

What starts off as a handy information sharing tool can quickly morph into a personal-info-gathering and tracking tool of The Man. I used to love Facebook but have since escaped their clutches. Funny, despite my daughter's warnings my life didn't immediately descend into a dark cavern of despair and loneliness. If you could look into the future 5000 years, I wouldn't be suprised to see that we had lost our vocal chords.

Wait, strike that. Our need to whine will always keep that from happening.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 25, 2012 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

It has definitely morphed that way. The things my computer seems to know about me are scary. It's like it's reading my mind, suggesting who I want to contact, what I want to shop for, what I want to read, what causes I might donate to, who I will vote for, etc., based on patterns in keyboard strokes! Stop already!! It's no longer a tool, it's an extension of our brains and psyches.

I see my smart phone headed this way as well. Though it isn't yet as smart as my computer - why someone thought I wanted to receive texts from "Women4Mitt," I don't know.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 25, 2012 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

If you know how I can get off "RandyMonkeys" distribution list, I (and the local authorities) would be grateful.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 25, 2012 8:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

LOL. And the thing is once you've friended someone, you can't unfriend them or hurt their feelings, so you're stuck forever getting notices from people who post cute kittens, or specialize in photographing sand or whatever their pet obsession. Nothing against either sand or kittens ... I just have to stay off it or surely I would enrage all my friends and relatives sending unwanted information about Jerry Garcia.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 25, 2012 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

What's "Facebook"?

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 25, 2012 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

I too have never succumbed to the irresistible force of the facebunch. My life does not feel unfulfilled. In fact, I feel much better off because of it. One less internet-based thing to obsess over. No thanks.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 25, 2012 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

Ha, so it IS possible to resist ...
seriously, I downloaded instructions for "how to get off facebook" forever and I was really going to do it, but if I do, I can't talk to various people I actually need to talk to. Quite a plot!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Apr 26, 2012 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

obviously none of you facebook haters have considered Hunter's feelings and taken the time to "like" his trix..


Truth be told....neither have I! Insensitive bastages, the lot of us! :)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 26, 2012 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

I did that, actually.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Apr 25, 2012 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

I, too, have maintained "Facebook Resistance". My children, and 13 year old grandson, continually chide me for my reluctance to join but I look at Facebook the way non-heads look at the Grateful Dead...I just don't get it!

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Poster: ducats Date: Apr 26, 2012 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Baby I'm Amazed

not here